10/27/2003 - Elmic Systems, a leading supplier of embedded Internet protocols, announced that the company is participating in the Moonv6 project. Elmic Systems is providing computer equipment as well as several of their key embedded software solutions: Voyager IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack, Voyager Mobile IPv6 and Voyager IP/Sec IKE for interoperability testing.
Moonv6 is a cooperative effort comprised primarily of the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the University of New Hampshire -- InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and the Joint Interoperability Testing Command (JITC). Also included in this effort is the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Internet2 (I2), as well as 25 technology companies. The Moonv6 project is intended to provide real-world IPv6 implementation experience as well as exhibit current IPv6 application testing for those that wish to implement the next generation protocol.
"The Moonv6 project represents a key step toward the adoption of IPv6 as the new Internet standard in North America," said Kevin McGuire, President of Elmic Systems -- USA. "Elmic Systems is proud to participate alongside other industry leaders and technology partners."
Moonv6 is comprised of two phases that cover five categories: interoperability, routing, mobility, common network applications, and finally security. Phase 1 Interoperability testing concluded at the UNH-IOL this week. A push for the adoption of IPv6 was brought to the forefront when the DoD released a memo on June 9, 2003 stating "Implementation of IPv6 is necessary due to fundamental limitations in the current IPv4 protocol that renders IPv4 incapable of meeting long term requirements of the commercial community and the DoD." The U.S. Department of Defense estimates it will complete its transition to IPv6, for all inter and intra networking within the DoD, by the year 2008.
About University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL)
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) hosted the interoperability testing for Moonv6. Established in 1988, the UNH-IOL is a non-profit organization that offers comprehensive interoperability and conformance-based testing through 15 technology-based groups, called consortiums. Test solutions created at the UNH-IOL offer a set of methods to increase interoperability through protocol operations, signaling, point-to-point and multi-system scenarios. For more information, visit the UNH-IOL website at: http://www.iol.unh.edu
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